Turkish Government Blocks Access To WikiLeaks

July 25, 2016


On July 22, 2016, it was reported that the Turkish government had blocked access to WikiLeaks after they had published 300,000 emails from the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) party, ranging from 2010 to July of this year.

The Turkish Telecommunications Communications Board announced that it had taken an “administrative measure” against WikiLeaks, resulting in its ban. The Guardian cited a senior Turkish official as saying that the decision to block access to WikiLeaks came in response to its publishing of illegally obtained information.

WikiLeaks also came under cyber-attack just before publishing the emails, which many suspected to be the work of the Turkish government.

Anonymous is also inviting Turkish citizens to access WikiLeaks using anti-censorship tools such as Tor, I2P or VPN.  WikiLeaks suggested the use of anonymizing software such as Tor and uTorrent.

Source: cyberdefensemagazine, July 22, 2016.